All posts tagged: marmalade

One Last Fail, for Old Times Sake | #bakeoffbakealong

I, like most of you, am officially mourning the Great British Bake Off. I’m really, truly, properly upset about the fact that Wednesday nights will no longer bring the comforting escapism of competetive baking into my living room. I just checked the TV Guide to see what’s on instead. DIY SOS followed by The Apprentice, lord have mercy on us all, I mean that’s just cruel, isn’t it? Before we talk about the good, there’s something I need to talk about that I’m actually still really pissed about, even though a week has passed since it happened. I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to address it here, because I usually prefer my blog to be a centre of straight up positivity, but I don’t want to let this go unmentioned. The morning after Nadiya’s win was announced, the right wing media and their readers pretty much wrote it off. They took her amazing achievement, and they urinated all over it. They overlooked the genuinely heartwarming build in her confidence throughout the series and the way …

Marmalade Muffins

Last week, I made my own marmalade for the very first time in honour of Paddington Bear. This is all well and good and I was feeling ever so clever, until I realised that I don’t know anyone else who likes marmalade (bizarrely) and so now have the stuff coming out of my ears just waiting to be used up. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life so far it’s this: when in doubt, make muffins, especially if it’s Christmas. I had some pecans knocking about as well left over from other Christmas food adventures so I chucked them in for the sake of it, but I think they get along quite nicely with the marmalade. These would be perfect for a casual Christmassy brunch, and a great bake to have on hand for festive visitors who hate mince pies (you know, the difficult ones). 250g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 50g caster sugar pinch of salt 150ml milk 1 egg, beaten 25g butter 3 heaped tbsps marmalade 25g pecans, chopped roughly …

Grapefruit and Clementine Marmalade

As most of you will probably already know, Paddington is about to be resurrected in a brand new movie with the one and only Hugh Bonneville. You’d be hard pushed to find someone in the UK that didn’t grow up with a slice of Paddington in their lives, which is why he’s such a special bear. So special in fact that the London Borough Market want this marmalade recipe  spread across kitchens (and sandwiches) nationwide in honour of him. I had an absolute nightmare trying to get hold of seville oranges, they’re one of the only fruits that you can’t seem to get a hold of if they’re not in season. So I substituted oranges for grapefruit and clementines, and docked the sugar a little to balance it out. Other than that I’ve stayed as close to the recipe as possible. If you have a preserving pan, I strongly recommend you use it! Enjoy getting your paws sticky..   1 large grapefruit 600g clementines 1 unwaxed lemon 1.5kg granulated sugar Wash the grapefruit, clementines and …